Sean Baker

City: Camarillo, CA
State: California
Tel: 424-644-1164
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Langyages:

English

Office Address:

Therapy Specialties: 

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues
  • Modality:

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Payments Accepted:

    My Approach to Helping

    Choosing a therapist who’s a good fit for you is an important decision. Finding someone whom you like and feel comfortable with can really help you begin your process of change. Feeling supported can certainly make talking about difficult issues much easier. My approach to psychotherapy emphasizes how your relationships will improve as you learn more about your emotions and your body interact. We will discuss your relationships, (even the one with me,) to learn more about how you can make more satisfying choices in your life.

    More Info About My Practice

    Please check out the Therapy Groups on our Center’s website for group opportunities for growth and healing that I and my colleagues are facilitating. Group therapy experiences are an excellent way to gain additional support while encountering the difficult work and pain that we may be facing.

    I am happy to discuss fees with you and whether you wish to use your insurance to help cover services. I accept cash, check or credit cards for payment.

    My Role as a Therapist

    Sean Baker MFT, SEP is co-owner and CEO at The New Beginnings Center in Camarillo, California. Certified in Somatic Experiencing and Gestalt therapy, Sean combines body-mind approaches to resolve clients? distress related to trauma, eating disorders, and medical conditions. As professor at Pepperdine University and IOP Director at New Beginnings, he has trained clinicians in Gestalt therapy, trauma treatment, and LGBT+ client concerns. Sean served as President of IAEDP Central Coast and presents at national conferences on somatic approaches to trauma treatment. Sean advocates for transgender mental health care and works with LGBT+ clients at the Santa Paula PRIDE Clinic.

    Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

    Trauma is part of life and most of us have been traumatized in one form or another. Although not all traumatic events result in symptoms, trauma-related issues are widespread in our modern lives. Unresolved trauma may manifest in the following ways:

    Anxiety and panic attacks
    Chronic pain
    Rage
    Migraines
    Addictions
    Gastrointestinal disorders
    Dissociation
    Chronic tension

    SE is typically part of face-to-face sessions and involves a client tracking sensations in the body. It’s effective for both Shock Trauma and Developmental Trauma and is often used as an adjunct to talk therapy.

    Here’s some simple reasons why you might consider Somatic Experiencing:

    1. Something bad happens.
    2. You don?t know how to deal with it.
    3. It gets stuck inside of you.

    If our bodies know how to heal, then why haven’t we done so? Just as we have a primitive part of our brain that governs survival responses, we also have higher brain functions of emotional and cognitive responses which often interfere with this natural process. In other words, we often overthink it. Somatic Experiencing is a method of supporting our bodies to access this innate capacity for healing and to apply it to resolving trauma.

    Client Focus (Age)

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor (PBSP)
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Services Fee

    Billing and Insurance:

    I don’t currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for “out of network” benefit coverage

    Sliding Scale Available  InfoClinicians who offer sliding scale payment structures may offer lower or reduced fees based on an individual’s ability to pay. Please contact this clinician for more details regarding their fees or sliding scale policy.

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